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Lump on knee, swollen, bruise, painful. Normal blood tests

I have a lump about the size of a marble that hurts on the inside of my knee , it s visibly more swollen than the other. I haven t injured it and the weird thing is there was a huge bruise before the bump came about, but I didn t do anything to bruise my knee and it took a while to go away, it still hurts and the lump is concerning. I had blood tests done and they showed everything as normal a few months back.
Asked On : Sat, 5 Jan 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for writing to us.

Well, without a clinical evaluation it would be difficult to determine the cause of the lump. Possibilities that may need to be considered include enlarged bursa, lipomas, cysts, growths from underlying connective tissue etc.

Sometimes, a fluid filled structure just above the knee cap called supra patellar bursa is chronically inflamed, with or without pain, due to some infection or trauma and the process causes fibrosis and inflammation, making a lump like structure above the knee cap.

I would suggest getting this evaluated by an orthopedician for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management. You may get the X-ray of the area affected and FNAC (fine needle aspiration cytology) of lump under his/her guidance.

Wishing you good health...
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Answered: Sat, 5 Jan 2013
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